Saturday, May 25, 2013


Happy Memorial Day, blog friends!! 

Once again, I am participating in this very special blog hop with Operation Write Home and I hope all of my blog followers and friends will take some time during this weekend to visit some of the extrodinarily talented crafters represented here....I know you're sure to be inspired and there are some awesome prizes to win too. 

This year, our cards are saying "Thank You" to our service men and women.  If you've never heard of Operation Write Home, I encourage you to check it out and get on board with some great people for a great reason. 

I'm remembering my dad this holiday - he was a Pearl Harbor survivor.  On December 7, 1941, he was 20 years old (barely) and had already been a soldier for 2 years.  He passed away in 1994 - a member of the greatest generation.  I miss him. 

I used two sketches and made two cards: 

Stamp is from Stampers Best big supporter of OWH  



I wish you all a very happy Memorial Day weekend - please don't forget why we have this holiday....freedom is NOT free...someone fought (and fights) for it and we need to remember that. 
Thank you OWH....You ROCK!!!!!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Hi Blog Friends!!!

It's Wednesday and time for a designers' choice challenge at Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built

Today it's Joyce Morien's turn to challenge us and her challenge is to create a card showing an image with "fur, feathers or fins".  Repeat Impressions has so many of great critter images for these three catagories - you should check them out. 

Here's my card using just one of the awesome cat images at RI.

The stamps used here are Stamp #8214-N "Persian" and #1105-E "Thinking of You".  The image was colored with Copic Markers. 

You're invited to play along with us and we hope you will.  Check out the details at The House That Stamps Built and check out all the Rock Stars creations. 

Brenda (our newest member) - Deonna - Geri - Joy - Joyce - Karen - Kecia

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Hi blog friends!!! 

We're here with another StampTV CSS group blog hop and challenge. 
This time, we're having a color combo challenge brought to us by Miesje.  Her challenge is to create a non-Christmas card using the colors red and green and one other neutral color (black, white, tan, gray).

If you've come here from the super talented Geri Utterback's blog you're in the right place, if not, we invite you to go to the BEGINNING and see all the creative inspiration. 

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, May 28.

I made two cards for Miesje's challenge using Melanie Muenchinger's fabulous new stamp set, "Year of Flowers 2".  I absolutely love this set and am having so much fun creating with it.  Melanie has a great tutorial and video on her blog and on YouTube showing some great ideas for stamping and coloring these images.


Now, hop on over to the very talented Betty Neville's blog and see her fabulous work. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Hi blog friends!!!  I hope your weekend was fabulous!

I've posted a new CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge over at Outlawz for this week and I hope you'll take a few minutes and check it out and play along.  Here's my challenge.....

It's said, "you have to put off being young until you retire"!! This is the month of my birthday and the year I turn retirement age. (YIKES) Although I'm not ready to retire, many people I know are. Is someone you know retiring? The challenge is to create a CAS retirement card honoring those dedicated workers who can now retire and have fun!!!

There are many exciting prizes to win in Outlawz challenges, so check out the challenge link and join in the fun.  Membership is FREE so you can't beat that. 

Here's my card for this challenge. 

The card stock is GKD "sandy beach", "black onyx" and white.  The sailboat stamp is also GKD from the "Enjoy the Sunshine" StampTV kit.  The sentiment stamp is from Serendipity Stamps.   I created the "scene" with post-it note masking and sponging various inks on the white cs, then die cut with Spellbinder classic ovals.  The ef is from CuttleBug.

Thanks so much for stopping by - there's still time to get a 20% discount on your entire order at Repeat Impressions if you use the code provided in the blinky on the top right of my side bar. 

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